I am a professionally trained tutor, teacher and proofreader. I have been teaching, tutoring and mentoring others in many capacities and venues since a very young age. My first taste of helping others was in 2000, when I tutored nursing
students at a local community college in math
. That was the start of it all! I never lost that desire to help people!
I successfully completed Kaplan Test Preparation
's rigorous teacher training program in 2009, and coupled with my intensive 10 week course in Professional Interchange (in-depth training on formal, informal and impromptu speaking and presenting), I am fully able to convey all kinds of information in a way that works for the specific individual. My day job is as a supervisor in the Training & Development group of a large local company, so I am always learning new things about teaching others!
I have over 5 years of experience teaching ACT
courses as well as one-on-one tutoring in math, reading
and other subjects. I have personally scored at or above the 99th percentile on the SAT, ACT and GMAT, and have re-taken them over the past few years to stay "fresh." I am experienced with young students, high schoolers, undergraduates and adult learners. I am comfortable with one-on-one or group sessions, and have no trouble adapting my style to the student's needs.
While I do love the challenge of preparing students for impending ACT, SAT or other standardized tests, students often perform better if we start tutoring farther in advance of the test. This gives me a chance to fully identify areas of opportunity, adapt my style to most benefit the student, and acheive the best results. Students are busy, so meeting once or twice a week for an hour at a time seems to be the optimal frequency. I also am a big believer in full student involvement - I assign 'homework' between tuturing sessions - reading the WSJ or the Economist to boost vocabulary
, doing practice tests, reading tips online from my favorite sites, and more.
I am trained as an engineer - I have a bachelor's degree in Materials Science
Engineering and a Master's in Operations Management. I also earned an MBA focusing in Operations, Logistics and Six Sigma Management. This means that I am a logical, critical thinker that is able to break down complex ideas and topics into more manageable pieces.
Last but not least, I'm a down-to-earth person. I am a firm believer in using common sense and logic
to attack problems. Let me teach you not only how to get a higher score on an exam, but how to approach problems in a more effective and efficient way.
I have an up-to-date background check, and my resume is available upon request.
I look forward to earning your business
and helping you achieve your goals!
I know that things come up. However, I work with several students every week, and need 24 hour advanced notice for a canceled lesson; otherwise, you will be charged for one hour at my normal rate. Cancellations must be done via text or phone call. Please do not send an email
to cancel a lesson, because I may be working with students and not have access to the internet